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Old August 11th, 2004, 01:34 AM   #1
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Two mono sources in one mic jack

Is it possible to get a splitter of some kind for a camcorder mic jack that allows to to record two different mono mics into two different channels?
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Old August 11th, 2004, 06:22 AM   #2
 
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you can buy Y adapters at Radio Shack and most pro-audio dealers that allow you to connect 2 mono sources to the stereo/2channel input of the camcorder.
2 cautions;
1. Be aware of cable strain on the adapter or jack.
2. Be aware of potential phasing issues depending on mic placement.
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Old August 12th, 2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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How do you combat the potential phasing problems? Is it strictly mic placement?

I was looking to do something similar, with a small omni lav on a podium, and a boundary mic on a table about 15' away. My plan was to convert the stereo track to 2 mono tracks in post, and use the boundary as the main audio source, suplemented by the lav as required.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 01:29 AM   #4
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I'm fairly new to the audio world, so I don't know what phasing is, but what I did was hook a mono shotgun mic and a stereo wireless lav to one mic jack on a normal camcorder. I had to get a stereo to mono converter and a two mono to single sereo adapter and I had the shotgun mic in the left channel and the wirelss lav in the right channel. Pretty sweet!
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Old August 13th, 2004, 02:28 AM   #5
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stereo wireless lav... which make/model is this?
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Old August 13th, 2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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AKG PR81 and PT81, it's stereo alright.
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Old August 14th, 2004, 08:54 AM   #7
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It's just two channel mono on a stereo connector. It isn't true stereo, just two copies of the same mono signal.
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